Jobs and Economy

“Yet the basic fact remains: every regulation represents a restriction of liberty, every regulation has a cost.” –Margaret Thatcher

Growing Virginia’s economy is a top priority. Virginians deserve better than the 0% economic growth rate that Terry McAuliffe’s and Mark Herring’s policies have brought us.  

Our next Attorney General needs the know-how to fight back against overreaching regulation.  I have spent the past several years fighting the federal government  on matters that directly affect jobs in Virginia.  As your Attorney General, I will continue the fight against Washington bureaucrats.  That starts with shutting down the Obama administration’s power plant regulations that would destroy Virginia’s valuable coal industry.  These regulations are an unlawful power grab by the federal government that will kill jobs and drive up electricity costs. 

Further, I oppose the idea of mandatory union fees for workers.  Virginia is a right-to-work state, and Virginia should not be filing briefs in the Supreme Court supporting mandatory union fees. As Attorney General, I will work to make Virginia a business-friendly state again by defending us against job-killing regulations that only make doing business in Virginia more difficult.